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Mental Health Month

Every year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country help bring awareness to mental health. Each year they fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the…

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Railroad Workers and Addiction

According to internal federal documents obtained by The Washington Post, drug testing in 2016 showed that almost eight percent of railroad workers involved in accidents tested positive for marijuana, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, cocaine, morphine, and OxyContin. The number of drug-positives test obtained after accidents was ten times higher than ten years ago. In 2014 the number…

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Utah Healthcare Providers and Addiction

Intermountain Healthcare is the largest healthcare provider in the intermountain west and well known throughout Utah. They have 22 hospitals and over 185 clinics. They have 1,500 multi-specialty doctors and caregivers and a total of 37,000 employees as of 2015. The University of Utah Health is the Mountain West’s only academic health care system and…

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Alcohol Abuse In Utah

Alcohol abuse in Utah is continuously less than the national averages. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a problem. People in Utah still abuse alcohol and suffer with alcohol abuse. Just because numbers are lower it doesn’t mean they are nonexistent. Many people attribute the lower numbers to the higher population of practicing LDS…